Venetians tend to speak a local dialect of Italian known
commonly as Venetian or even Venessian and is spoken in
Venice, Mestre and other locations along the north-eastern
coast. Although still fundamentally Italian, it has its
own characteristics and to some is a separate language altogether.
Venetians will of course understand Italian as well as
any other Italian and even rudimentary attempts by tourists
There are many schools in Venice catering for learning
the Italian language although not so much use for the day
tripper or tourist. Intensive courses, low-budget, individually
tutored and even weekend courses are available. It is widely
regarded that living in Italy, and to an even greater extent
living with an Italian person or family, is the quickest
and best way to learn the language and these types of inductions
are also available in the city through various schools.
The Venice Institute (www.istitutovenezia.com)
is a highly regarded school of the Italian language and
culture and offers varying courses depending on level and
Just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge, Language courses
abroad (LCA) offers high quality Italian language courses
in an 18th century palace in Venice and can also cater for
those wishing to live with Italians for the period of their
Did you Know?!?
Although now spoken in many dialects, Italian as a language
is still widely regarded to being the closes living language
to Latin, which dates back to the Romans.